Stormzy - 4pm in London

This week started off pretty exciting, as Kendrick Lamar announced a European tour which would see him return to the UK for the first time since 2013. But, because the world isn’t fair, touts somehow managed to get every single ticket, with the main page sold out by 9.01am, and the tickets up on resale sites for double the price by 9.03am.

This confirms my longheld belief that ticket touts are just the worst kind of people, the lowest of the low. But that’s another rant for another time. You came here for some new music, so that’s what you’re going to get. Here are five things you should be listening to this weekend.

Stormzy – 4pm in London

Saying Stormzy has had a busy 2017 would be a bit of an understatement. Back in February he dropped his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, which is up there with my favourite records of the year so far. Since then, he’s been on tour, hit up a whole host of festivals, won awards, created a short film to go with his album, and provided cracking feature verses for a handful of songs. So, pretty busy. But he’s not done yet. This week he released 4PM in London, which sees him freestyling over Drake’s 4PM In Calabasas beat, and further cements his place as one of the UK’s most talented artists. And he’s confirmed he’s working on a second album too – no rest for the wicked, eh.

Little Dragon – Peace of Mind (Feat. Faith Evans)

Little Dragon released a new track this week, which sees them veer saway from their usual bouncy electro-pop sound. Peace of Mind sees the group team up with 90s RnB legend Faith Evans, with Raphael Saadiq helping out on production.

Whitney – You and Me

Whitney fans were given a treat this week, as it was announced that the Chicago band would be releasing a compilation of every demo for their debut album Light Upon the Lake this November. You and Me is the first track to be shared from this collection and makes you feel like you’re being transported back to the summer of love.

Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Acoustic)

It’s only been a few weeks since Jorja Smith released On My Mind, her garage inspired collaboration with Preditah – which is still in my daily Spotify rotation. Well, this week she released a stripped-back acoustic version of the track, which is much more reminiscent of some of her previous records and takes the song in a completely new direction.

Daphni – Carry On

Finally, we’ve got new music from Daphni, aka Caribou‘s Dan Snaith. Today he released Joli Mai, his latest album which features extended versions of songs from his recent fabriclive 93 mix as well as some brand new music.

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This week I’m feeling pretty good about myself. We put up and decorated the Christmas tree in our flat, I managed to get all of my Christmas shopping bought and wrapped in one day, I’ve been to the Christmas markets and I’ve watched Home Alone. It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Santa-DJ

One of the many things to love about Christmas is the number of parties going on, and what party is complete without a great soundtrack? None. A party is nothing without good music. But don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for. Just think of me as your musical Santa.

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The clocks go back this weekend, which means we’re getting closer to that period when it’s dark when you leave your house in the morning, and dark when you leave work in the evening. But don’t get too downhearted, because I’ve got another list of songs to get you hyped for the weekend. This week features Caribou, Gorillaz, Penthouse Penthouse, James Blake, and The Geek x Vrv.

Caribou – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Caribou – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2014-10-18 by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud

Fresh off the back of releasing his new album, Our Love, Caribou visited the Radio 1 studios to share his latest essential mix, and it’s a doosie. This two hour mix showcases¬†Dan Snaith’s truly eclectic music taste, with tracks from everyone, from Daphni and Joy Orbison, to Daft Punk, Lil Wayne, and James Brown. Time to put on your dancing shoes.

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It’s that time of the week again, the weekend is almost upon us. As it seemed to go down quite well last time, and it’s been another good week in the music world, I thought I’d do another rundown of some of my favourite tracks of the moment.

So without further ado, here are another five things you should be listening to this weekend.

Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

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